Why Is Electricity Use No Longer Growing?
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), Feb. 25, 2014, by Steven Nadel and Rachel Young.
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"In this paper, we undertake several analyses to consider which factors best explain changes in electricity use in recent years. Our hypothesis is that the recession alone cannot explain the recent stagnation in electricity consumption. We instead hypothesize that electricity savings from energy efficiency programs and from other efficiency efforts such as appliance standards and building codes are having a broad national impact on electricity consumption in the United States, possibly contributing significantly to the recent decline in electricity consumption